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Francisco Arias G

Francisco Arias G



  • Banking and Finance
  • Government Procurement and Contracts
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

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WSG Leadership

Securities and Capital Markets
Intellectual Property
Mergers and Acquisitions
Real Estate
Banking & Finance Group
Insurance/Re-Insurance Group
Mergers & Acquisitions Group
Trade and Investment Group
WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group
Francisco Arias G. is a Partner at Morgan & Morgan and heads the Mergers and Acquisitions, Project Development and Finance and Securities Regulations practice groups.

Dr. Arias has over 20 years of legal experience. First in New York as an associate at Kronish, Lieb, Weiner & Hellman (today Cooley Kronish); and then in Panama as an associate and then a partner of Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega.

He regularly advises clients in connection with the sale and purchase of businesses as well as joint ventures. During the last years, he has participated in transactions in several industries, including electricity generation, insurance, construction, real estate, hospitality, banking related services, shrimp farms, restaurants, retail, printing and editing, and non-alcoholic beverages, some with cross border components.

Dr. Arias has extensive experience in capital markets transactions including but not limited to capital raising through public and private offerings, capital markets regulatory work and listings on the Panama Stock Exchange.

Furthermore, he has consolidated himself as a leading project finance lawyer in Panama, participating in the country’s most important transactions representing institutions involved in the principal projects in Panama such as the Panama Canal Expansion project.

Chambers & Partners, IFLR 1000, Latin Lawyer and Legal 500 have acknowledged Mr. Arias as a leading lawyer in banking and finance, corporate and M&A, capital markets and government contracts.

Dr. Arias has been also involved in pro bono activities of the firm playing an active role advising various NGOs on their legal issues.

Dr. Arias obtained a B.A. in Economics from Ohio Wesleyan University (1986) and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center (1989).

Francisco Arias is currently admitted to practice law in the Republic of Panama and was admitted to the Bar of New York.
Areas of Practice

Banking and Finance | Government Procurement and Contracts | Insurance and Reinsurance | Intellectual Property | Mergers and Acquisitions | Projects | Real Estate | Securities and Capital Markets


COVID-19: Measures Adopted by the SMV Regarding Regulated Entities
Morgan & Morgan, May 2020

Panama, May 4, 2020. The Superintendence of the Securities Market (the “SMV”) has implemented measures that allow its regulated entities to continue with their financial activities that, in accordance to the Executive Decree No° 507 of 24 March 2020, are exempted from the measures adopted by the Executive Branch for the COVID-19 pandemic. Remote Working In accordance to General Resolution SMV No...

COVID-19: Measures Taken by the SMV, BVP and Latinclear Regarding Service to the Public and Presentation and Process of Filings
Morgan & Morgan, May 2020

Superintendence of the Securities Market The Superintendence of the Securities Market (the “SMV”) has established the following measures for working hours and presentation and process of filings before such entity as part of the governmental effort to avoid the spread of COVID-19:[1] Maintain the special working hours of the SMV from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. until there is a new announcement by the SMV...

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